Doña Ana County

COVID19 Joint Information Center - April 1, 2020

COVID19 Joint Information Center - April 1, 2020

  1. City of Anthony

Nothing new on Administrative side – everyone is working from home. Local school reached out to PD to have a parade. Was advised it was not essential and would encourage crowds.  

  1. City of Sunland Park

Today, parks are officially closed. Signs were delayed. PD is fielding questions from businesses and have been educating more on public health order. What is essential business? Main question. Again, compliance...

  1. City of Las Cruces

 Nothing new Wednesday, operationally. Media coordinator did finish production of a community PSA that will be sent to all JIC members and local media. Here is a link for reference:

The City is still on schedule to host a special meeting Friday at 9:30 to use a budget adjustment from the Telshor Fund that is used for various programs. Anyone can join the meeting by clicking!  

  1. Las Cruces Police Department

Business as usual Wednesday, nothing new to report.

  1. Las Cruces Public Schools

Enrichment channel goes live today on YouTube. Children will be able to access enrichment materials according to grade. Students will also be able to watch their teachers on the channel – a schedule is available on  

  1. Doña Ana County

Nothing new on Wednesday.

  1. Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office

At District Court and Magistrate Court, all meetings/appearances are now done via video. Officers need to call in if they are scheduled to appear. Ann Marie at DA’s office has prelim information. No inmates are being transported to the court for mandated appearances.

Patrols are answering more calls related to domestic disturbances.

  1. Village of Hatch

No report Tuesday.

  1. Town of Mesilla

Nothing new Wednesday.   

  1. Memorial Medical Center (MMC)

Nothing to update Wednesday.

  1. Mountain View Regional Medical Center

Blood drive has been going well. Today is the last day.

Guidance was issued this week for providers to stay in the area.

The hospital is working with Vitalant to host a blood drive at the senior center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. In compliance with social distancing, the drive will be done by appointment only. Flyer is attached to the notes for anyone wanting to share this information. Kelly will send out to the media. 877-25VITAL

Here’s the link for anyone who would like to participate or share:

  1. New Mexico State University

Working through a virtual commencement and what that would look like, or if it's feasible.    

  1. New Mexico State University Police

Nothing new today to report.   

  1. Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

All logistics requests are being sent to the state EOC. National Guard will be coordinating some of those details. Some MMC staff is working out of OEM to address preparedness surge expected in the next couple of weeks. Capabilities are being addressed, how to send requests to the state EOC.  

  1. Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility

No changes, still enforcing medical screening.  

  1. State of NM Aging & Long-Term Services - Ombudsman Program

Nothing new Wednesday.

  1. Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA)

City of LC mobile command vehicle is at MVRDA in the event they need to use it. DASO Communications vehicle is also at Central Dispatch.

  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, El Paso Sector

 All operations are ongoing, nothing JIC related to report.

  1. New Mexico Department of Health

Unable to join call Wednesday.